Chester, Northgate 1903

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Caption for Chester, Northgate 1903: In Anglo-Saxon times a church dedicated to St Werburgh stood on part of the site now occupied by the cathedral. St Werburgh was a daughter of King Wulfhere of Mercia. Werburgh was supervisor of all the nunneries in Mercia and died at Trentham in AD699. In AD874 St Werburgh's remains were transferred to Chester to prevent them from falling into the hands of Danish invaders.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Chester, Northgate 1903


In the 1901 census my Great Grandparents the Burghall's were living here.They lived in Upper Northgate Street the census says. I can trace the Burghall family back to Tattenhall in 1841. My mother has fond memories born in 1926, Mary Burghall, of diving and swimming the Dee, and attending Hunter Street School and St John's School.

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Caption for Chester, Northgate 1903: In Anglo-Saxon times a church dedicated to St Werburgh stood on part of the site now occupied by the cathedral. St Werburgh was a daughter of King Wulfhere of Mercia. Werburgh was supervisor of all the nunneries in Mercia and died at Trentham in AD699. In AD874 St Werburgh's remains were transferred to Chester to prevent them from falling into the hands of Danish invaders.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

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